Friday, December 23, 2011
2011 Arima Kinen
Sunday, December 25, 2011 sees the Arima Kinen(known as the Grand Prix race) with a strong field of 14 horses at Nakayama Racecourse. The Arima is the biggest finale race of the season.
Buena Vista, the most popular horse, will make a final run in the Arima Kinen where she finished second in the last two years. The Japan Cup heroine will break from post 1.
Victoire Pisa finished a disappointing 13th in the Japan Cup. The Dubai World Cup winner attempts to bounce back from the undesired result.
Orfevre dominated the 3yo classic races and became the 7th Triple Crown winner in JRA history. He faces the older grade one company for the first time.
Tosen Jordan, winner of the Tenno Sho Autumn who finished second in the Japan Cup behind Beuna Vista, could make a big run.
The 56th Arima Kinen, Grade One
Sunday, December 25, 2011
3yo+ 2,500-meter turf right-handed
Post time: 3:25 p.m. JST
1/Buena Vista/5m/55/Yasunari Iwata
2/Victoire Pisa/4c/57/Mirco Demuro
3/Hiruno d'Amour/4c/57/Shinji Fujita
5/Eishin Flash/4c/57/Christophe Lemaire
6/King Top Gun/8h/57/Yoshitomi Shibata
7/To the Glory/4c/57/Yuichi Fukunaga
8/Rose Kingdom/4c/57/Hiroki Goto
10/Tosen Jordan/5h/57/Craig Williams
11/Jaguar Mail/7h/57/Hirofumi Shii
13/Red Davis/3g/55/Yutaka Take
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:28 PM